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On the 31st of December, I made a quick decision with my brothers – let’s go to Berlin, to celebrate NYE there!
The capital has one of the largest open air, free entrance NYE events of the world, the so-called Silvesterparty am Brandenburger Tor. It stretches from the Brandenburger Tor all the way to the Siegessäule, which is around two kilometers (around 1 1/4 mile). Several stages are set up for a huge variety of predominantly German artists. There are more than a million people every year. And we wanted to be some of those! So we deemed the five hour drive to be more than worth it. We still found a Bed & Breakfast room, that was surprisingly affordable. So off we went!
We arrived around 6 pm at the event venue. People were already flooding the park, all trying to get as close to the main podium as possible. The event was going to be televised on national TV, and many famous artists were performing that night. You were not allowed to bring any fireworks or glass bottles into the area.
Time passed by very quickly, and we got to see many awesome artists, such as Juli! They performed their #1 hit Geile Zeit.
Somewhere close to the front at the right side… That is where I was!
After midnight, the party in the park was over, and everybody either went home, or went on the celebrate a little more! We decided for the latter.
After a great night, we visited the Kreuzberg in the morning, and walked through the city. Despite the extensive celebration, the firework rubble was very limited. We walked all the way from the Kreuzberg to the Berliner Fernsehturm, the icon of the city.
The Berliner Fernsehturm is situated at the Alexanderplatz, or Alex. Currently, a new subway line that crosses right through the middle of the city is built.
It was a very rewarding trip, with many nice impressions of the city. We had our jam on this little road trip, which was the song Berlin by Antoine Villoutreix. Listen to it below!